Category: Thailand

This Epic Round-the-World Cruise Visits 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Bailey Berg; Afar

Photo: Lemaret Pierrick

Setting sail in 2025, Regent Seven Seas World Cruise visits 25 countries and 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites over 150 days.

Source: This Epic Round-the-World Cruise Visits 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Beauty and the beasts A newly minted Unesco World Heritage site, Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex offers the breathtaking natural splendour of Thailand and up-close views of wild elephants and endangered gaurs; VNExplorer

Photo: Chaiwat Sadyam

Source: Beauty and the beasts A newly minted Unesco World Heritage site, Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex offers the breathtaking natural splendour of Thailand and up-close views of wild elephants and endangered gaurs – VNExplorer

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists; Carolyn Cowan; MongaBay

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A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia’s last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex is a vast and biodiverse region that spans six provinces in eastern Thailand. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for its exceptional biodiversity but is perhaps better known as the home of one of Thailand’s two remaining breeding populations of Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti).

Source: Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

Tigers caught on camera lounging in a Jacuzzi-sized watering hole; Elizabeth Claire-Alberts; MongaBay

Conservationists set up two camera traps near a watering hole in a Thai forest — and then they waited. The first animal to step in front of the lens was a male tiger (Panthera tigris), who took a dip in the natural pool before sauntering off. Not long after that, a type of wild cattle called a banteng (Bos javanicus) briefly stepped into view before getting spooked and sprinting away.

Source: Tigers caught on camera lounging in a Jacuzzi-sized watering hole

HVS Market Pulse: Khao Yai, Thailand; Ruj Masan, Pawinee Chaisiriroj & Paola Orneli Bock; Hospitality Net

Khao Yai National Park spreads across four provinces in eastern Thailand namely Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Nakhon Ratchasima and Saraburi. Situated approximately 180 kilometres from Bangkok, Khao Yai is the second largest national park in Thailand.

Source: HVS Market Pulse: Khao Yai, Thailand | By Ruj Masan, Pawinee Chaisiriroj & Paola Orneli Bock – Hospitality Net